Chicago Restaurant Week 2014 Coverage

Feb 5, 2014
Chicago Restaurant Week 2014 CoverageInterviews with chefs, insights into menus, and a whole mess of prix fixe. Restaurant Week Mapped Out Restaurant Week has expanded to a two-week culinary event this year, and more than 250 of the city’s restaurants are participating. You’re going to need a map. restaurant-week-compilation_map_600c145 Six Reservations Worth Making We narrow the list of 245 restaurants down to six, highlighting a few of 2013's trendy upstarts as well as some perennial favorites restaurant-week-compilation_picks_600c150 ADA STREET | 1664 N. Ada St. | Menu ($33) Find out how Ada Street is using Restaurant Week to honor female chefs like Alice Waters and Julia Child. restaurant-week-compilation_ada_600c150 MEXIQUE | 1529 W. Chicago Ave. | Menu ($44) Top Chef contestant Chef Carlos Gaytan on his Mexican-French fusion cuisine. restaurant-week-compilation_gaytan_600c150 RIVA | 700 E. Grand Ave. | Menu ($22, $33, or $44)  Acie Boyd is a flute player, a scuba diver, a union member, and Navy Pier’s most requested server. He’s tells all about his tenure at Navy Pier’s premier establishment, including its most popular dish, cioppino. restaurant-week-compilation_acie_600c150 SPIAGGIA | 908 N. Michigan Ave. | Menu ($22 or $33) Chef Tony Mantuano (Top Chef Masters, James Beard Award) on his busy 2014. restaurant-week-compilation_tony_600c150 CARRIAGE HOUSE | 1700 W. Division St. | Menu ($44) Chef Mark Steuer brings lowcountry cuisine from Charleston to Chicago. As our Carolina-native writer can attest: “lowcountry cuisine [is] onomatopoeia in action: five smooth syllables that are buttermilk biscuits, bags of boiled peanuts, iron vats of corncobs and shrimp.” restaurant-week-compilation_carriage_600c150   A10 | 1462 E. 53rd St. | Menu ($44) Chef Matthias Merges three-course dinner brought our writer back to childhood memories, which included a (pleasant!) comparison between A10's ricotta gnudi and Cream of Wheat. a10_soup_600c150